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Re: Statement: No significant changes?
i swear that if they start data caps i will move to a fios area( litterly a few towns over, fios just went online in the last 3 months over there)
Sometimes "The Majority" only means all the fools are on the same side.
This is what worries me. By no means do I download enough consistently have to worry about caps in the hundreds of gigabytes, but the last thing I want to do is have to monitor my usage every month across various devices to be sure I am staying under a certain level.
The story posted in the link below is a prime example of what we would be in for...
»Cogeco Still Can't Meter Their Users Correctly
I'm a fan of Atlantic Broadband internet service. I think the internet service is excellent, and I pay for the top tier available. I've had it since it was available in the days of Charter, and with ping times of 4-5ms and speeds slightly over the rated speed, I can't complain.
Of course the whole metered broadband would destroy this. I do wonder if bandwidth caps would be considered a significant change, since operators always claim it only affects a small percentage of customers... it could be spun as insignificant to most.
Bandwidth is getting cheaper to provide, and from the quality of the product, I don't see a slow-down even during peak times that would warrant applying bandwidth caps, so if it happens, I'd expect it to be just a way to increase profitability.
As a customer who already subscribes to pretty much every available ABB service, this would be a huge negative to me and would change my outlook entirely.